Saturday, March 26, 2005

Tulip Tanka

deep pink
tulips adorn my garden
the colour
of the crayons I used up
to make them real

tulpen
bloeien ongeremd
in de tuin
waar eens opa's as
werd gestrooid

tulips
bloom uninhibited
in the garden
were once grandpa's ashes
were scattered



Even at pre-kindergarten age, I dreamed of tulips in the garden, and spent box after box of crayola drawing them in all sizes and colours. A brick house, tiles on the roof, curtains at the window, a fruit tree of some kind somewhere ... and tulips. And guess where I live now!

2 comments:

Pat Paulk said...

Perfect pivots!

Janet said...

Hi, I very much like these - and your style in general. I remember seeing one recently at MET.